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Fri 8 April | 10am-4pm
Dance Limerick Space
€10 (students €5)

How might we write the grain of embodied experience? How do we document the ache of affect, the intuitive sense of where we’re going choreographically?

Jools Gilson, Associate Director of the MA in Creative Writing at UCC, leads this workshop exploring the relationship between body-based practices and writing, through a focus on choreography, experiment and somatic experience.

Practitioners from all disciplines welcome.
Please email jenny@dancelimerick.ie to book your place.

Presented as part of the Limerick Dance Artist-in-Residence scheme.

Jools Gilson is a writer and broadcaster, with a background in performance. As Director of the performance production company half/angel, her texts, choreography and installation have been performed and exhibited internationally. She holds a PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies, and taught performance at the University of Hull and Dartington College of Arts (UK) before coming to Ireland.

An award-winning radio broadaster, Jools’ radio documentary Los Preciosos (RTÉ Radio 1), received the Gold Award for Best Narration at the 2011 New York Festivals, and has been broadcast by CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) in 2012 and by ABC National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in 2013. Her feature Oisin’s Story (also for RTÉ Radio 1) was nominated for the GlaxoSmithKline Irish Medical Media Awards in 2012. Her creative documentary Chrysanthemum was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in April 2014, and selected for Pick of the Week, and then Pick of the Year, broadcast on Christmas Day 2014.

Jools has received bursaries and awards from The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland, The Arts Council of England, The Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), ResCen (Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts, UK) and others.


€10.00 (€5.00 students)

€10.00 (€5.00 students)


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


8 April 2016



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